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Parent and Student Information

Parents' Weekend Conference Scheduling

 

Parent/Teacher/Advisor Conference registration is now open.
Simply log into the Parent Portal and follow the prompts (see image above).
To log on, click the link below.

Parent Portal Login

We look forward to welcoming your family to campus next weekend, Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th for Parents' Weekend.

Some highlights for the weekend include:

  • Friday morning begins with assembly in the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center (RMPAC) at 8:00 AM. Classes, Parents Association programming and 10-minute parent/teacher and parent/advisor conferences will follow throughout the day. The schedule can be found by clicking this link (PDF).
  • Arts Assembly for Parents (RMPAC), Friday, 1:00 PM.
  • Parents are welcome to attend any on-campus student activities on Friday evening.
  • LAMP Meeting - Saturday, October 26th, 8:30 – 9:30 AM at Park House. We are excited to hold our first LAMP (Lawrence Academy Mentorship Program) parents meeting. LAMP is a program designed to provide support for students who self-identify as underrepresented and have expressed interest in receiving additional support from the LA community at large. Please contact Raquel Majeski, Dean of Equity and Community Affairs at rmajeski@lacademy.edu or by phone at 978-448-1547 for more information.
  • Parent/teacher and parent/advisor meetings continue on Saturday at 9:30 AM along with additional Parents Association programming. Athletic contests conclude the weekend's activities with games beginning at 3:00 PM.
  • The School Store hours for Parents Weekend are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Friday and 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Saturday. Stop by the store to purchase a limited-edition Lawrence Academy blanket.
  • Check the PDF schedule for complete details.
    These include details on the Boarding Parents Dinner on Friday night and the Parent Fund Committee lunch on Saturday.

Finally, Parent/Teacher conference registration for Parents Weekend will remain open through October 21.

Remember: Following Family and Parents' Weekend, there are no classes on Monday and Tuesday, October 28-29.

Weekend Activities & Community Service- 10/18-10/20/19

Activities & Community Service

Click Here for Community Life Sign-ups 

Unless otherwise stated, starting this weekend and going forward, you will need to provide your own reusable water bottle for all activities or snacks provided in spaces like the Grey Lobby, Student Lounge, and Athletic Center. Each of these spaces has a filtered water fountain for you to refill your bottle and have all the water you want. You can purchase one at the school store or when you use a shuttle to visit other stores.

Friday 10/18/19

  • 4:15-8:15 CS Project-Groton Community Dinner*
  • 6:30-8:30 Westford Shuttle (DIFFERENT Leave time than usual- 30 min. later!)
  • 7:00 - 10:45 Scary Movies in MacNeil: Insidious 3, Lights Out & The Grudge (with dessert)
  • 7:00 - 10:45 XBox in MacNeil
  • 6:30-10:30 Fright Kingdom* (5 different haunts and a midway of games and scariness. Check out website: http://frightkingdom.com/. Located in Nashua, NH.)
  • 8:30-10:30 Open Gym, Fitness Center & Weight Room

 Saturday 10/19/19

  • 8:15am-12:45 CS Project- Catie's Closet (includes continental breakfast options & a lunch stop)
  • 12:00-10:45 Movies & XBox in MacNeil with evening munchies (Did you know we own over 65 movies in our SL Amazon Account. Scroll through, watch one. Want a new one...ask Mrs. Poulin before the weekend.)
  • 12:00-2:00 Local Shuttle (CVS, Ayer Circle of Life Fast Food, Shaw's) [NOT AVAILABLE]
  • 6:30-10:30 Mega Corn Maze* (Challenge yourself to get through the NBC Boston Maze. One of the largest NE Corn Mazes! https://davismegafarmfestival.com/mega-maze/. Plus other fun events and food.)
  • 8:00-10:30 Open Gym, Fitness Center & Weight Room

Sunday 10/20/19

  • 12:30-3:30 CS Project - Special Olympic Soccer Clinic* (on turf or in gym)
  • 12:00-4:00 Spirit Halloween Store or Pheasant Lane Mall - BYO$ for costume (or other shopping in Nashua) (The bus can take you to other stores or food places.)
  • 12:00-2:00 The Point Shuttle (Departs @ 12:00)
  • 12:00-6:00 XBox in MacNeil
  • 1:00-4:00 Football Game in MacNeil with mini-meatball subs
  • 1:00-3:00 Open Gym, Weight room & Fitness Center
  • 3:45-5:15 Gospel Choir with Groton School (email Mrs. Huggins to attend- nhuggins@lacademy.edu)

 

Community Life Meetings & News

Upcoming Community Life Events & Meetings

Student Government, Committee and Club Upcoming Meetings

  • B Thursday 10/17/19 Lunch 11:00-11:30 CS Advisory Board Leader Work Poulin Office (312SH)
  • B Thursday 10/17/19 Office hours RAH Leaders Poulin Office (312SH)
  • R Monday 10/21/19 6:00-7:30 Leadership Meetings Proctors 6:30-7:30 in MCC
  • R Tuesday 10/22/19 Lunch 11:00-11:30 SG Special Events Committee Poulin Office (312SH)
  • R Tuesday 10/22/19 Office hours SG Cabinet Poulin Office (312SH)

Student Government Committees

Anyone may join a committee – students do not need to be elected to SG to be a member of a committee. Faculty are welcome to join the committees as well. Click here to join a committee.

  • Community Life Committee – this the group works on activities, the calendar of events and plans specific weekend events together. Club leaders, proctors, and anyone else who wants to get involved with the activities we offer beyond the academic day may serve on this committee.
  • Food Committee – meet with DH staff to discuss suggestions and ideas for our meals; assist with planning and implementing themed meals
  • Special Events Committee – plans homecoming, formal events, and end of year activities like a field day and the underclassman night.
  • AAA (Academics, Arts, and Athletics) a space to discuss the intersection of these areas and how to strengthen that intersection or to discuss issues which affect these areas.

Week

Day

Date

Time

Meeting Type

Location

B

Thursday

10/17/19

Lunch 11:00-11:30

CS Advisory Board Leader Work

Poulin Office (312SH)

B

Thursday

10/17/19

Office hours

RAH Leaders

Poulin Office (312SH)

R

Monday

10/21/19

6:00-7:30

Leadership Meetings

Proctors 6:30-7:30 in MCC

R

Tuesday

10/22/19

Lunch 11:00-11:30

SG Special Events Committee

Poulin Office (312SH)

R

Tuesday

10/22/19

Office hours

SG Cabinet

Poulin Office (312SH)


LA Cares: Service At LA

LA Cares: Service At LA

Visit the Community Life Sign-up page for all CS options and weekend activities. Also visit the Community Life Calendar.

Spartan Community Collections: will continue next year with a specific focus each term

View the full 18-19 monthly collection list.

The community service graduation requirement of 6 hours a year must be done during the academic year, early September 2019  through early June 2020 for freshman, sophomores and Juniors.  Seniors (Class of 2020) must have their community service – senior year and all previous incomplete years – done by February 28, 2020, the last day of winter term classes.  We always encourage students to volunteer over the summer for programs they are interested in learning more about, however summer hours may not be used towards the small requirement we have.

Click here to read about how to verify service hours. Many projects are offered through Lawrence Academy on the weekend and are posted in the weekend activities here on The Page or on the community service webpage.  (Summer service, is wonderful and encouraged, but not accepted as part of our requirement.)
 
Community Service Opportunities: Play baseball with kids with disabilities, help build a house for a deserving family, organize donations for children and teens in need, visit with senior citizens and adults and children with disabilities, serve a meal at a soup kitchen, and more. Check out the full list of CS options through our online community life sign-ups.  All CS projects have possible service hours to be earned in parenthesis after the title.  (The start and end times include travel time, if the project is away from campus. Travel time is not counted towards required service hours.)

Upcoming "on-your-own" service options in the local Area:

For anyone who lives locally below are some options for you to get some community service hours done for the 19-20 school year. With these options, you are responsible for your own transportation.

Habitat for Humanity – all day Saturday builds – in Ashburnham.

Must be 16+ and you need to register to volunteer directly through HFH – there is no LA sign-up.
It will probably fulfill the full 6 hours for the 19-20 school year!

Miracle League Baseball Buddies - every Saturday 9/7/19 through 10/19/19

Be paired up to play baseball with a kid with disabilities. Each game is two innings - they use a foam ball, large bats - everyone plays! No baseball experience needed!! LA will offer sign-ups for two Saturdays for two games, however, local students may sign-up on their own to volunteer any Saturday they want and for as many games as they want. It is a fun and very interactive volunteer opportunity in our area! 

 

Parents' Association Information/Meetings/Dates

Parents' Association: Information/Meetings/Dates

  • September 12 - Kick-Off Parents Association, MCC at 6:30 PM
  • November 4 - Parent Association meeting, MCC at 5:00 PM
  • December 5 - Parent Association Holiday Party, MCC at 6:30 PM
  • February 3 - Parent Association meeting, MCC at 6:30 PM
  • February 6 - Faculty and Staff Appreciation lunch, MacNeil Lounge
  • April 21 - Parent Association meeting, MCC at 6:30 PM
  • May 2 - Parent Association Spring Social, McDonald Library Terrace, TBD
  • June 2 - Parent Volunteer party, TBD

Information & Resources

Attendance, Travel & Sign-Out Information

Expectations: Attendance, Travel & Sign-Outs

Some important notes about this weekend’s sign-outs…

  • Students will begin using the Veracross student portal to complete their weekend sign-outs the week of October 14th. After a student submits their Veracross leave request, the parents will automatically receive a copy of their travel plans (look for the address signouts@lacademy.edu). If a parent would like to adjust their child’s sign-out or reject the leave entirely, they should e-mail Dean of Students Andrew Healy.
  • Until the Veracross portal is complete, students have been asked to submit their travel plans through an Office365 form. Travel plans are manually forwarded to parents the Thursday before a student’s leave.

Some general reminders about sign-outs…

  • All WEEKDAY absences or sign-outs (late arrival, early dismissal, doctor's appointment, out sick, special trip home, etc.) should be called in by the parent to the attendance line (978-448-1518), e-mailed by the parent to the attendance line (deans@lacademy.edu) or submitted IN PERSON by the student to the Office of Student Life.
  • All WEEKEND sign-outs for boarders are submitted electronically by the student. This information is automatically forwarded to parents from the address signouts@lacademy.edu .
  • For after-hours emergencies or to speak with a live person during non-school hours, please call the faculty member on duty (OD) at 978-758-7896.

Transportation and lodging...

  • Students may not use Uber. Lawrence Academy has a list of approved drivers and services that have passed all of the necessary background checks. Please contact Andrew Healy, dean of students, for more information.
  • Students may not sign-out to a hotel unless a parent or guardian is present.

Day Student Bus Schedule

Bus Information

  • LEXINGTON, CONCORD AND ACTON (SCHEDULED STOPS)
    • (1) Lexington, Harrington School, 328 Lowell Street 6:50 AM
    • (2) Alcott House Lexington Rd (AM) Concord, PM drop off at Rte. 2 at Crosby's Corner Mobil Station 7:10 AM
    • (3) Concord, Rte. 2 at Paparazzi Restaurant 7:20 AM
    • (4) Acton, Rte. 2A/119 at the Makaha Restaurant (AM) 7:25 AM
    • Note: PM drop-off is across the street at Donelan's
  • ANDOVER (SCHEDULED STOPS)
    • (1) Downtown Andover (Chestnut Street parking lot located behind CVS) 7:00 AM
    • (2) Route 133 intersection @ the Boston Sports Club 7:10 AM
  • SPECIAL DEPARTURE TIMES
    • Friday, September 6th (7:00 PM departure)(Class dinners)
NOTES
  • Both bus lines arrive on campus at approximately 7:45 AM. The academic day starts at 8:00 AM.
  • Return departure from Lawrence Academy in the fall and spring is 6:30 PM (during the winter, the return is at 7:00 PM). The bus leaves from behind the dining hall.
  • Students who are not able to catch the evening bus due to an away game, late practice or other school commitment must arrange for their transportation that evening; bus service is not adjusted to accommodate late practices or games.
  • During the winter months, a one hour snow delay bumps the listed departure back by one hour, a two hour delay bumps the listed departure back by two hours, etc.
  • When school is cancelled (weather, head's holiday or long weekend) bus service to campus is also cancelled.

DRAFT Weekend Activities & Community Service (10/25-10/29/19)

This is a draft of the next weekend and often several changes are made before it is finalized.

Friday, 10/25/19

Students may stay in their dorm or be in the 4 areas listed. (All other areas on campus are closed for the evening)

  • 6:15-6:45 Spartan Nation Prep - Lobby of Athletic Center
  • 6:45 Varsity Field Hockey game (Turf)
  • 7:00-10:30 Open Ice Skating (We have lots of skates and helmets you can borrow! You must wear a helmet. NO PUCKS. Parents welcome to join!)
  • 7:30-10:30 Big Beach Ball Volleyball in gym (Parents welcome to play.)
  • 7:30-10:30 Foot Dart (hit a massive velcro target with a soccer ball) and Soccer Billards in gym (Parents welcome to play.) TENTATIVE
  • 7:00-10:45 Open Gym, Fitness Center & Weight Room
  • 6:30-9:00 Fire Pit & S'mores at large fire pit near turf field
  • 9:30-10:30 Pizza Snack in Athletic Center Lobby

Saturday, 10/26/19

  • 12:00-7:00 Ping Pong, Pool & Large "board" games in student lounge (Connect Four, Chess, dice game, Jenga & Bananagrams)
  • 1:30-6:00 CS Project RAH CS Concession Tables* (Turf Field & Rte. 119 Fields)
  • 1:00-3:00 The Point Shuttle
  • 3:00-5:30 Athletic Contests
  • 6:00-10:00 San Francisco Kitchen* (Contact Jenn O'Connor to sign-up)
  • 6:30-8:00 $10 Cash Cab to the Circle of Life fast food (Ayer)
  • 8:00-10:30 Open Gym, Fitness Center & Weight Room
  • 7:00-10:30 XBOX in MacNeil
  • 7:00-10:30 Movies in MacNeil (Watch some Harry Potter Movies!) with evening dessert

Sunday, 10/27/19

  • 11:00-11:30 Shuttle to Ayer Train Station - YOU MUST SIGN OUT with the OD!! (11:18am train departs for Boston, to arrive in PORTER SQUARE at 12:11, red line subway available to get further into downtown; return train departs PORTER SQUARE station at 5:55pm to return to Ayer by 6:48pm) (Fare Info: $24.50 RT Ticket is for commuter train only. Bring student ID and ask if there is a student rate. Riding the T/subway or a bus is an additional fee.)
  • 12:00-2:00 Westford Shuttle (departs @ 12)
  • 12:00-4:00 Apple Picking & baking with them!* (Autumn Hill Orchards & baking in team room or DH Kitchen)
  • 12:00-9:45 Ping Pong, Pool & Large "board" games in student lounge (Connect Four, Chess, dice game, Jenga & Bananagrams)
  • 12:00-9:45 XBOX in MacNeil
  • 12:00-9:45 Movies and/or Football Games (1:00-5:00) in MacNeil - Watch the first Maleficent movie in our Amazon Account! (Afternoon nacho snack and evening dessert)
  • 1:00-3:00 Open Gym, Weight room & Fitness Center
  • 5:30-9:30 Chunky's Special Movie Showing of Sorcerer's Stone with dinner. Theater will be decorated like Hogwarts Great Hall and they will have butterbeer! Harry Potter themed costumes are encouraged but not required. (We cover your movie ticket and dinner. SEATING is LIMITED to 14 - sign-up early!)
  • 6:35-7:15 Ayer Train Station pick up (Train arrives at 6:48 in Ayer; Return Boston train departs PORTER SQUAREat 5:55)

Monday, 10/28/19

  • 11:00-11:30 Shuttle to Ayer Train Station- YOU MUST SIGN OUT with the OD!!(11:18am train departs for Boston to arrive in North Station at 12:21pm; return train departs North station at 5:55pm to arrive in Ayer by 7:05pm) (Fare Info: $24.50 RT Ticket is for commuter train only. Bring student ID and ask if there is a student rate. Riding the T/subway or a bus is an additional fee.)
  • 12:00-2:00 Local Shuttle (CVS, Shaw's, Ayer Circle of Life Fast Food)
  • 12:00-9:45 XBOX & Movies in MacNeil with chex mix snack for afternoon & cookies for evening snack
  • 12:00-10:45 Ping Pong, Pool & Large "board" games in student lounge (Connect Four, Chess, dice game, Jenga & Bananagrams)
  • 12:00 - 4:00 H-Mart & Burlington Mall Trip*
  • 1:00-3:00 Open Gym, Weight room & Fitness Center
  • 6:00-10:00 Movies in Littleton with $10 movie snack included* (Good time to catch the 2nd Maleficent Movie!)
  • 6:45-7:20 Ayer Train Station pick up (Train arrives at 7:05 in Ayer; Return Boston train departs North Station at 5:55)

Tuesday, 10/29/19

  • 12:00-2:00 The Point Shuttle
  • 12:00-6:00 Xbox & Movies in MacNeil with sliced fruit afternoon snack
  • 12:00-10:45 Ping Pong, Pool & Large "board" games in student lounge (Connect Four, Chess, dice game, Jenga & Bananagrams)
  • 10:00-4:00 College Visits in Boston Area with lunch included (Email Jenn O'Connor for this trip.)
  • 1:00-3:00 Open Gym, Fitness Center & Weight Room
  • 2:00-4:00 Johnson's Snack Attack ($10 towards food or homemade ice cream)

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